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If you’ve been lucky enough to secure tickets to the world’s most prestigious Grand Slam tournament (AKA Wimbledon), you’re either a die-hard tennis fan – or you’re in it for the Pimms and strawberries. Either way, if you’re in London in July, expect every conversation to end in a debate about who will be carrying the Wimbledon Championship Trophy off the court.
Of course, when you tire of the crowds and watching the world’s most supreme athletes battling it out, there’s always the summer sales, dining al fresco on a rooftop bar overlooking the Thames or soaking up a bit of culture at the National Gallery.
For those who prefer pelotons and yellow jerseys to racquets and tennis balls, Brussels was the place to be this week. The official presentation of the 22 teams competing in the 2019 Tour de France saw the racers parading across the stage at the Place Royale. And on Saturday (6 July) the top echelons of the cycling fraternity leave Brussels and return a strenuous 195km later to finish the first stage of the 2019 Tour de France.
But the real excitement of this three-week event culminates on 28 July, when the teams pedal for the last time on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. This is when you can cheer on the champions from Place de la Concorde and along the Quai des Tuileries. And if you’ve made it to the City of Light in time for this auspicious sporting occasion, you’ll no doubt be celebrating with real Champagne once the winner has crossed the line.
Roam with Vodacom Red
As a Vodacom Red customer, you’re always going places! But while you may be happy to splurge euros and pounds to have the best experience money can buy, there’s no reason to waste a dime on an exorbitant cellphone bill with a Vodacom Red Roaming Bundle. The bundle includes data, voice and SMS, and is valid for seven days. A new bundle is automatically allocated every seven days.
For just R299, you can enjoy 100 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls, 50 SMSes and 500MB data. Out-of-bundle costs include R2.50 per minute calls, R1.00 per MB data and 80c per SMS.
To activate your bundle, dial *135*733#.
Best of all, being a Vodacom Red customer entitles you to up to 50% discount off the base fare of your Emirates air ticket. And you receive additional discounts for your travelling companions. Find out more about Vodacom Red’s Emirates deals here.